Profile: The Artist as Geographer

February 11th, 2014 |

Sarah Gail Luther maps out the lost culture of the city’s abandoned lots and creates a kind of art from it.

Profile: The Man Behind the RedLine

December 30th, 2013 |

How Steve Vande Zande created the RedLine arts incubator and gallery.

Michiana, Kitschiana: Road Trip

August 20th, 2012 |

A history of later 20th-century decor, in a cottage at the Indiana Dunes.

Michelle Grabner, deja vu all over again

August 5th, 2012 |

UWM Alum Grabner’s major show at Inova launches the university’s Year of the Arts.

Judith Romances the Stones of Marquette’s old chapel

August 1st, 2012 |

Hundreds of years before Columbus sailed, this chapel stood in Lyon. Since 1966, it’s stood in Milwaukee.

Bugs Funny

July 9th, 2012 |

Michael Nolte transforms manicure scissors into metal flies, and then there’s the “Chainapede”…

Yard Guards redux: Richard Taylor, Beasties, West Allis Iron

July 2nd, 2012 |

Judith Ann again ponders lawn ornaments, high-brow and not-so-high-brow.

On “Lord of the Flies” and John Irving’s latest

June 27th, 2012 |

Judith Ann encounters William Golding’s classic, somehow missed in high school, and connects it to Irving’s “In One Person.”

A comfy, heavy-metal sofa/sculpture

June 20th, 2012 |

Judith Ann loves sitting on and looking at her L. John Andrew sofa, made from metal washers.

Vanguard: The Hot Metal Industry of Art

June 13th, 2012 |

At Vanguard Sculpture Services, they pour the bronze and industry meets art.